Hard hat tour reveals X-Flight trains to adrenaline junkies

Posted Friday, April 13, 2001 4:53 AM | Contributed by Chip Wood

It was gorgeous, it was windy, it was muddy, and it was completely worth it. Six Flags Worlds of Adventure gave members of coaster clubs a great chance to get up close and personal with the park's new Flying Dutchman. The park also revealed a sneak peak at the trains for the coaster as well as the addition of three flat rides to a planned boardwalk themed area between the former Sea World and the existing "Wild Rides" portion of Six Flags.

You can come along with us as we get all muddied up and educated on the doings with X-Flight and the rest of the park, including the first (to my knowledge at least) available pictures of the coaster's simply awesome looking trains.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 5:48 AM
Have fun Ohio people. Looks great! Jealous in NJ
Friday, April 13, 2001 6:23 AM
That makes two of us, VOLLEYGUY.

NITRO kicks it into high gear...only at Six Flags Great Adventure!

Got to be Goofy -- June 29, 2001???

My other car is a rollercoaster...
Friday, April 13, 2001 6:34 AM
Any idea what the three flat rides are going to be?

--who will be hoping for a Frisbee.
Friday, April 13, 2001 6:36 AM
1. A casino ride.
2. A swinging ship.
3. A scrambler.

Just read the article.
Friday, April 13, 2001 6:45 AM
Just read the Refreshing Look website....DOH! No Frisbee. Oh well...still like what I see.

Friday, April 13, 2001 7:19 AM
This ride is going to be awesome! And those trains look cool too.
Friday, April 13, 2001 7:58 AM
I can't wait to ride this thing come June. Man, it already looks WAY better than Stealth. I can't wait to compare. ;) Nice looking coaster. Peace. :)

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Friday, April 13, 2001 8:00 AM
Awesome write-up and cool web site, Chip! Thanks for the update, X-Flight is looking good.

I'm wondering if the rise into and drop out of the "horseshoe turn" is steeper than Stealth's. This was just about my favorite part of Stealth, I hope they made it even better. And the recline up the lift will be hella cool too.

Was any mention made of the opening date for X-Flight? The park' season starts 5/5, right?
Friday, April 13, 2001 8:27 AM
It's final. I'm DEFINATLY going to Six Flags WoA. They have EVERY type of coaster I like!
Friday, April 13, 2001 8:59 AM
With all the work lights around that station area, it looks like they're pulling allnighters to get this thing ready by opening. If not, it'll be close.

Scott W. Short
Friday, April 13, 2001 9:06 AM
Yeah, is X-Flight opening May 5th or in June with the rest of the Boardwalk rides?
Friday, April 13, 2001 9:09 AM
Whats a casino ride?

Is that the Rotor?
Friday, April 13, 2001 9:53 AM

Great pics. Can't wait to ride next year...
(I'm being hopeful...that's considering my other enthusiast buddy (IntaminAGfan) gets his level 2 liscense by May next year.)
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Friday, April 13, 2001 10:58 AM
Friday, April 13, 2001 11:37 AM
Awesome,Just Awesome, I am still drolling at those train pictures still and the Helix looks like something to die for:) Also its final, I am definatly spending 2 days at SFO when I visit in June because of this coaster, I may even spend half of one day on This Coaster.
June just cant come soon enough, I really cant wait to ride this
Friday, April 13, 2001 12:18 PM
GREEAT report! I can't wait to get on X-Flight! By the way, since WoA will now be home to a boardwalk, does that mean that CP will cancel theirs? CP always brings original rides and attractions, nothing similar to neighboring parks. Will that throw a kink into CP 2002?
Friday, April 13, 2001 1:06 PM
The casino and scrambler are just old rides that they took out of GL and put in to storage, right? The swinging ship is the only "new to the park" ride if I'm not mistaken.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 1:34 PM
I'm as excited about riding X-Flight as anyone else, but I heard it will *not* be ready for opening day. This really chaps my behind as they seemed to be moving rather well on it. I'm coming from Illinois to ride this thing, and now I'm hearing it most likely will not be done. Ahh, the disappointments of coastering.

It's not like I won't have fun riding the three biggies from last year and Big Dipper, but I'll still be saddened that I won't get to ride this one. Looks like I'll have to wait til June to fly on X-Flight.

Here's to hoping the person I spoke with was wrong about X-F late opening.

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Friday, April 13, 2001 2:22 PM
Those pictures are awesome. I can't wait for the grandest Six Flags park to open. All they need now is a standup and a vertical, and they would be by far the best park imaginable.

Spread your wings and fly away!! X-Flight '01

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